Diploma in Digital Media

Behind every idea is the moment that inspired it.

This Diploma in Digital Media was developed to meet the demands of Singapore as a growing global media hub with giants such as Ubisoft, Lucas Film, Koei, Double Negative, EA, and Rainbow Spa.

COURSE INFORMATION

Part Time

9 months

Full Time

9 months

Intake Schedules

January, May, September

Course Commencement

Minimum of 15 registered students to commence.
Students will be informed two weeks before the start of class.

Delivery of the course will have a combination of classroom lectures, tutorials, online & practicals.

Assignments, assessment tasks, portfolios, practicals, workshop activities & project work

Note:

In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for ‘One’ supplement assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*.

Students are to re-take the module, shall they fail the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.

* Refer to Miscellaneous Fees

Students must complete and pass 9 modules to be awarded the Diploma in Digital Media/Advanced Diploma in Digital Mediaconferred by CSM Academy International Pte Ltd.

Local students must achieve an attendance of 75% and international students must achieve an attendance of 90% in any month of the course.

CSM Academy International, Singapore

The Business of Digital Media

This module is an introduction to digital media and is designed to expose students to the myriad of digital media elements existing in present market conditions. It focuses on enabling students to understand the critical success factors digital media can be designed to achieve in the areas of business development, marketing and enhancing relationships with stakeholders.

Interactive Media Development

Interactive Media Development is a foundational skill that is required by any media artist to put thought onto paper. This module trains students to observe both form and action with an object, in relation to its surrounding space.

Digital Imaging

This module aims to develop a detailed understanding of digital imaging and painting, suitable for media application. It covers elements of digital painting, photo manipulation as well as compositing to ensure each student is fully capable of capturing, creating and publishing a portfolio of digital art.

2D Animation

This module teaches the student principles of animation and its applications using flash software. This is to support students in producing interactive websites and games while keeping to the traditional principles of squash and stretch etc to bring about believability and life to their work.

Storyboarding

This module focuses on the visual development of concepts, which are then put into narrative forms. It teaches the students key points of mise en- scene, camera work, colour moods, character and layout design, as well as the actual planning and composition of shots.

Principles of Design

This module covers the basics of graphic design, layout and typography. Upon successful completion of the module, students will be familiar with the essential concepts and techniques of design, typography and its relevant uses in digital media. There is a key focus on type as image and the relationship between visual and verbal language. Typographic terminology, history, technical issues related to typography will also be examined.

Foundation 3D

This section aims to train the media artist on the essentials in 3D creation and animation using Maya. The key areas of focus are on creating 3D text, modelling lighting, rendering and basic camera work. The end result is a fully rendered digital space or object that is believable and fully usable for a 3D animated scene.

Sound Design

This module aims to give the media artist the necessary practical and technical tools to record and/or craft audio, music and sound elements to enhance or work as a stand-alone in his/her media project.

Digital Video

Ease of access to digital video has brought about overnight sensations and internet superstars on online channels such as YouTube and the likes. This module identifies this powerful medium and attempts to enable students with the ability to plan, develop and create their own mini productions. It enriches the individuals with basic pre to post-production skills necessary to become the next big thing.

The course structure is designed to provide passionate aspiring artists with the necessary skills and tools in order to become:

  • Production assistants (Animation and Video Pipeline)
  • 3D Artist Assistants (Modelling/Texture/Lighting)
  • Storyboard Artists
  • Web Designers
  • Social Media Marketers
  • Video Generalists (Editors/Sound Tech/Camera Operators)
  • GCE A-Level with at least 3 passes of equivalent or GCE ‘O’ Level holder with a minimum age of 30 at the point of application and 8 years of working experience.

English Language Requirement:
  • GCE ‘A’ Level pass in English or equivalent.

Local Students

International Students

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

$50

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

$1,400

$1,500

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 9 Modules

$12,600

$13,500

  • Above amounts are in Singapore Dollars, and are exclusive of GST.
  • Application Fees refer to the price that the student pays the school for the sole purpose of processing the application and admission requirements.
  • Local Student refers to Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.
  • For course fee refunds policy, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Local Students

$50

International Students​

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

Local Students

$1,400

International Students​

$1,500

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 9 Modules

Local Students

$12,600

International Students​

$13,500

  • Above prices are in Singapore Dollars, and the amounts are before GST.
  • Local student refers to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.

Insurance Fees

Fee Protection Scheme
  • Under Edutrust Certificate Scheme stipulated by Committee for Private Education (CPE), the student’s fee must be protected.
  • Serves to protect students’ paid fees.
  • Subject to prevailing market rate

Medical Insurance Fee
  • Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Local and International Students are to purchase medical insurance valid throughout their course of studies with CSM Academy International.
  • Local Students (Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & Non-student’s Pass Holders) may opt-out of this scheme if they can provide proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Payments

  • All Payments of fees are in Singapore Dollars.
  • Amounts presented above are exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Payment Methods

Cheque
Telegraphic Transfer
NETS
PayNow

To begin your application process, please click the Apply Now! button below, or find the application form found on this page.

Documents
Please prepare screenshots, scans, or digital copies of your personal documents as they may be required to be uploaded to the application form, such as your NRIC, Working Pass, Student Pass, Passport, Diploma, Certificate or Transcript of Records (where they apply), etc. 

Application Fees
Your application fee for this course must be paid prior to submission of the form. Payment details will appear as you go through with the application form. Application Fees are non-refundable.

After Submission
A representative from CSM Academy International will contact you shortly after submission to assist you further into the application process. 

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